Final Fantasy 7 Remake may have to be redone in 10 years says producer

The remake of Final Fantasy 7 may look state-of-the-art now, but producer Yoshinori Kitase thinks another one may be necessary eventually.

After 23 years, iconic PlayStation 1 game Final Fantasy 7 is being remade from scratch for the PlayStation 4. In terms of graphics and presentation it looks incredible, but what happens when it’s 23 years old as well?

Surprisingly, that is something that producer Yoshinori Kitase has been thinking about and he’s admitted that another remake may be necessary in 10 or 20 years from now.

Although he won’t necessarily be the one to make it, given how long the current remake will take.

‘Final Fantasy VII is a game which, if it just stayed as the original, would just be remembered as something from the past and people wouldn’t be as engaged with it’, Kitase told GameSpot.

‘I think in order to be something that continues to be loved and followed by future generations we have to keep updating it as we’re doing now. And in 10 years time, 20 years time, it may need to be done again! So even if this is the only thing that I do in the rest of my career, I won’t be disappointed.’

The 53-year-old Kitase was the director on the original Final Fantasy and while he’s worked on many other projects at Square Enix he doesn’t seem at all worried about constantly coming back to Final Fantasy 7.

The problem is though that Final Fantasy 7 Remake will be released in several episodic parts, of which the initial release in April is only the first.

Square Enix hasn’t said how many parts there’ll be, or how frequently they’re be released, but it’s probably going to be at least three and that could account for the majority of the rest of Kitase’s working career.

He seems unfazed by the concept though, saying on that completing the remake is ‘a very important thing’.

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